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Positive Transitions in 2011

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 18th January, 2011 | No Comments

2010.07.21-044The first few weeks of 2011 have been a time of transitions. Aside from transitioning to a new year and a new decade, we have seen a transition of power in the US Congress. The new Republican majority in the House threatens to impede real progress. Global Exchange is prepared to stand with you in opposition to these regressive moves. We will fight to stop rollbacks of progressive policies and continue to push for positive change in our communities at home and abroad.

Highlights and Headlines from 2010

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 4th January, 2011 | No Comments

DSCN11712011 is finally here. So now seems as good a time as any to take stock of everything we’ve accomplished in the past year, to draw together our challenges and victories and lay them out there for you to see. Since there isn’t space enough to showcase everything, we’ve selected a few of our favorite highlights from 2010 to share with you:

Meet Xander Wells, a Little Person Who Thinks Big

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 20th December, 2010 | 1 Comment

RTTThe next in our Open World series, today you’ll meet Xander Wells, a young Fair Trade activist showing by example how to open eyes, hearts and minds.

Introducing…6 New Membership Gift Packages

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, World News & Events on 7th December, 2010 | No Comments

mainpicMonths ago, with the holidays on the horizon, a team of us here at Global Exchange had a brainstorming session focused on our gift memberships. Our goal: to figure out a way to offer new members this holiday season a little something extra beyond the standard membership benefits in exchange for their support. Here’s what we came up with.

Introducing…An Open World

Posted by in World News & Events on 6th December, 2010 | No Comments

OpenWorld-singleWe want to change the world. And you, reading this post – you’re probably a world changer, too.  You probably know just how difficult it can be. It’s an ambitious aim, for sure.  But we know it’s possible because we’ve been changing the world for over two decades, with the support of people like you.  […]

Giving Thanks Part 6: Fair Trade Customers Spend Wisely

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured on 21st November, 2010 | No Comments

polaroid-custiesThis is Part 6 in an 8-Part “Giving Thanks” series, a Global Exchange exclusive highlighting individuals (chosen by Global Exchange staff members) who are contributing to our social justice work in some way. Today we thank our Fair Trade customers, a not forgotten force who help to empower & support Fair Trade artisans around the world.

Giving Thanks Part 4: Making Long Lasting Connections with Anne Kelly & Mark Van Wormer

Posted by in Featured on 18th November, 2010 | 2 Comments

polaroid-anne-and-markFor today’s Giving Thanks series, Global Exchange’s Zarah Patriana thanks two past Reality Tours participants, Anne Kelly and Mark Van Wormer, fellow travelers she met on a delegation to Nicaragua.

Giving Thanks Part 1: Ben & Jerry’s

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 15th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

polaroid-benandjerry1Part 1 in an 8-Part “Giving Thanks” series, Global Exchange Co-Founder and Executive Director Kirsten Moller thanks Ben & Jerry’s. Read about their great strides and why she chose to recognize Ben & Jerry’s.

Remembering Jane Mintz on Día de los Muertos

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 2nd November, 2010 | 6 Comments

Photo Credit: Maya TraditionsToday is Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a holiday focused on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have died. In honor of Day of the Dead, we here at Global Exchange wish to remember our friend and ally Jane Mintz. Earlier this year, Jane received the […]

Trade ministers to meet in San Francisco to negotiate the largest trade pact since NAFTA

Posted by in World News & Events on 14th June, 2010 | No Comments

FairTradeNotFreeAs I type this, there is a rally and march happening in Downtown San Francisco for a new Fair Trade agenda. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations begin this week in San Francisco. Trade ministers from all over the world will be in San Francisco for the TPP trade negotiations, which marks the defining moment […]

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